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Excel Conditional Formatting: Date Data





Categories: Conditional Formatting, Excel®

Turning your cluttered spreadsheet of data into living, actionable information can be as simple as adding visual cues. Unless you are really good at doing date calculations in your head, conditional formatting is especially helpful when determining ages or anticipating birthdays and anniversaries. The following steps show how to perform a common Human Resources task: […]

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Save Time With Our Excel Formulas Cheat Sheet





Categories: Excel®, Formulas, Functions

Syntax, Operators and Functions…Oh My! Do you speak Excel? Are you just starting out and trying to remember the go-to lingo? Well, today’s blog post is a snapshot of helpful cheat sheet material to help you build your Excel skills. Advanced Filter Criteria Popular Excel Functions and Descriptions Next Steps As you continue working in […]

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Get the Most Out of Excel’s Conditional Formatting





Categories: Excel®

As a continuation of our post last week, we decided to expand on some great uses from conditional formatting. Highlighting negative values in red and using several built-in conditions is great when you are starting out, but you are not getting nearly enough bang for your buck! Here are three ways to get more out […]

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Highlight Valuable Data With Excel Conditional Formulas





Categories: Excel®

You can conditionally format your data in order to draw attention to outliers and quickly assess how significant your data points are. Conditional formatting can be used to highlight interesting cells, emphasize unusual values, and visualize data using data bars, color scales, and icon sets based on specific criteria. Excel has several built in conditions […]

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How to Export Excel Spreadsheets to Word





Categories: Excel®

Excel lives up to its name when crunching numbers or organizing data. However, when you want to convey ideas beyond the table or graph, you will almost certainly turn to Word or PowerPoint. In the examples below, we are going to look at several different ways you can export, or incorporate, spreadsheets into your Word […]

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Tips for Data Management in Excel





Categories: Excel®

Becoming an Excel expert is more than learning functions and cobbling together formulas. A significant part of using Excel to its full potential is knowing the art of data management. This includes everything from knowing how to set up your worksheets to managing data entry to good maintenance practices.  Here are several tips to good […]

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Excel What-if Analysis: Goal Seek





Categories: Excel®

Ever find yourself wondering if Excel could help you answer the question: “What values would I need to get a known result?” The What-if Analysis features, available in Excel 2010 and up, give you the tools to do just that. Unlike functions and formulas that take given values and return a result, what-if scenarios allow […]

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Excel What-if Analysis: Scenarios





Categories: Excel®

If you think of Excel as just a database for storing dead data, you will be pleasantly surprised to learn about Excel’s What-if analysis tools. Excel offers several features that allow a user to make predictions, or evaluate outcomes based upon variable inputs. In this article, we are going to look at Scenarios. What is […]

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Excel Macro Tutorial for Beginners





Categories: Excel®, Macros

To follow using our example, download MacrosForBeginners.xlsx Once you get comfortable navigating Excel, it won’t be long before you start to hear about this wondrous feature called a “Macro” that can  leap tall projects with a single keystroke and make boring tasks go by faster than a speeding bullet. While Macros aren’t really the superman […]

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